NEW YORK—Alcoa has named Paula Davis President of the Alcoa Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the U.S., investing over $515 million since 1952. She succeeds Meg McDonald, who resigned earlier this year to return to her native Australia.
Davis comes to Alcoa Foundation from The Pepsi Bottling Group, where her responsibilities as vice president, corporate communications included overseeing the PBG Foundation as well as leading the company's external, internal, executive and customer programs.
Davis has also held senior positions with Siemens USA where she was executive officer and senior director of siemens' corporate communications and relationship marketing programs. Her responsibilities included managing the company's marketing and communications programs to build the Siemens brand and stimulate new business, including overseeing Siemens' long-standing alliance with Disney Parks & Resorts. While at Siemens, she also held positions in media and public relations.
Her earlier experience includes strategic internal and media relations for MVP.com, an online sports e-tailer, Arthur Andersen, Sears, Roebuck & Company, and Sara Lee Corporation.